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F1: US Grand Prix  
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

There was a thread about the USGP tracks a few weeks back, as well as Teds' absolute love for Tony George  , but now it's race time!

Are the McLaren's back?
Will Ralf punt it into turn 13 again?
What about next yr? Will this be the last USGP for some yrs? Will the race move to LAS?
Will the "hometown hero" Scott (no)Speed score anypoints?
Seeing as how a huge chunk of the fans are foreign based, esp. from S. America, will World Cup play have some negative impacts on the crowds?

Who's on fresh engines this weekend?

All to play for! May Alonso have another turn 1 shunt and Kimi take it! Better yet, GO JPM!

[Edited 2006-06-28 19:05:02]

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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Are the McLaren's back?

Are they even bothering to turn up?  duck 

Its certainly going to be an interesting race, not least because of last years mess...



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3978 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Are the McLaren's back?
Will Ralf punt it into turn 13 again?
What about next yr? Will this be the last USGP for some yrs? Will the race move to LAS?
Will the "hometown hero" Scott (no)Speed score anypoints?
Seeing as how a huge chunk of the fans are foreign based, esp. from S. America, will World Cup play have some negative impacts on the crowds?

Who's on fresh engines this weekend?

More important than that, will the Michelin tyres last more than 10 laps?



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Are the McLaren's back?

No  sad 

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Will Ralf punt it into turn 13 again?

Yes.

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
What about next yr? Will this be the last USGP for some yrs?

No.

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Will the race move to LAS?

No.

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Will the "hometown hero" Scott (no)Speed score anypoints?

Only if the Bridgestone Runners pull out. Even then there will be enough Michelin cars to keep him out of the points.

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Seeing as how a huge chunk of the fans are foreign based, esp. from S. America, will World Cup play have some negative impacts on the crowds?

Michelin did the hard yards last year. FIFA will just hammer the final nail.

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):
Are they even bothering to turn up?

The team are. Kimi will be off playing in his new "singing bonus" and JPM will turn up on the sniff for a new contract, but fail to prove why.


User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Bump

Great day at the track today.... save that damn red car on pole. Some interesting articles in today's Indy Star newspaper. The newspaper, as I read it, are saying Kimi has to go to Ferrari?! The Indy Star also quoted one of the co-owners for STR's desire to have Scott Speed back for next yr. Hell, he's starting 13th! Go Speed!


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Damn it why didn't you start this thread earlier!?!?!?! With all the football and tennis on I never realised it was the US grandprix until I looked on ITV website and saw to my horror that Qualifying had already taken place!!! I didn't think it was on until next week! Doh!!!

Anyhow...

Those Ferraris are obviously going to take the top two podium steps unless Massa wants to try and over take Shumacher taking out both of them. Unless that happens, the main fight will be for the third step of the podium, and hopefully maybe for once, Barrichello will be up there...considering he got all that extra race experience last year when only he and 5 other guys took part in the US grandprix..and I was sad enough to watch the whole race  Smile Big grin  Smile Big grin  Smile

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 3):
Will Ralf punt it into turn 13 again?

Yes.

 rotfl  third time lucky maybe

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 3):
Michelin did the hard yards last year. FIFA will just hammer the final nail.

Actually they were saying today that there was a great turn out so the US grand prix is still right up there!



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

I want to see a fast, competitive and clean race with no conterversies, no injuries and some passing. Probably will be Alanso, Schumi, Kimi podium finish. Of course the best would be a photo close finish by those three. I hope the race and attendance is good to so to keep it at Indy.

User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 5):
Damn it why didn't you start this thread earlier!?!?!?!



Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Posted Wed Jun 28 2006 19:04:26 UTC+2 and read 96 times:

 Wink

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
I hope the race and attendance is good to so to keep it at Indy.

It should be, if qualy was any indication of how this race weekend will be, then bring it on! Walking around the track today, a lot of people expressed my semtiment. "There seems to be a lot more people here this yr." Did you see Stand J around Turn 1 of the F1 course? Shitload of people right there. You wouldn't see anyone around a lot of the grandstands just past the S/F line, roped off for spectators for the day. Why? Got me!

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
I want to see a fast, competitive and clean race with no conterversies, no injuries and some passing. Probably will be Alanso, Schumi, Kimi podium finish.

Ferrari is kicking ass and taking names so far this weekend  Sad We'll see if FA has an ace up his sleeve. McLaren, COME ON AND GIVE US ALL SOME HOPE! And how 'bout homeboy Scott (foundsome)Speed?! Not too bad for a warmed over Minardi!


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

The Qualifying pace of the Michelins was slow. Hopefully the race pace of the tyre is much better. Ron Dennis has said that the McLarens are going to be heavy so expect them to pit late. I think the Ferrari's might be a bit lighter then the rest of the Michelin guys.

User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1845 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 7):
Quoting Legoguy (Reply 5):
Damn it why didn't you start this thread earlier!?!?!?!



Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Posted Wed Jun 28 2006 19:04:26 UTC+2 and read 96 times:


Doh!



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 1833 times:

Come On Schum and Ferrari!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Tom.



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User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 940 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Go Schumi Gooooo !!!!!

User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 10):
Come On Schum and Ferrari!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I can't help it to notice that that's a stock car  Smile

Anyway, shame on ESPN to think that Women's golf is more interesting than F1....

GO MCLAREN...!!



Uhhh What?
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 12):
GO MCLAREN...!!

 cry 
Montoya !! Aghh
God damn it. What a race.

Adam


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3562 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

SCHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMIIIIIIIIIIIII

What a nice coincidence to hear the German and Italian anthem for the winning team!


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 39
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 13):
Montoya !! Aghh
God damn it. What a race.

hehehe unlucky Montoya. Looks like he's getting the blame for the pile up at the start. Hope he remains in F1 next year though. Again, Villeneuve was unlucky, as to was Button, Webber, etc etc

And damn those Ferrari's. Next stop, France, home turf of Renault and Michellin Big grin



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Silly Montoya. Which of the bmw's was it that rolled? I only saw a small bit of footage on the news this morning.

User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 16):
Which of the bmw's was it that rolled? I only saw a small bit of footage on the news this morning.

Heidfeld, although the remaining BMW retired later in the race with an engine failure



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Finally a good weekend for Ferrari  Smile


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User currently offlineTheSunseeker From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

THE BOSS IS BACK Big grin


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
some passing.

Passing? Didn't you know that is illegal in F1?



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 20):
Didn't you know that is illegal in F1?

Unless its done via strategy in the pits


User currently offlineSenliture From Australia, joined May 2000, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1673 times:

Looks like quite a lot of seats are empty over turn 13.

User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
I want to see a fast, competitive and clean race

Lets review that, shall we.  Wink

Quoting TheSunseeker (Reply 19):
THE BOSS IS BACK

Who could know that Bruce Springsteen were in to F1!?

I think Michelin screwed up (again) as they only brought 1 soft and 1 hard tire to this event.

I hope I will never have Montoya behind me cause if he drive just as bad in a normal car as in a F1.......go figure.

Aim for the sky!
Sudden



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Quoting Senliture (Reply 22):
Looks like quite a lot of seats are empty over turn 13.

They looked full to me when I was there yest. Are you sure you're not talking about the "short-chute" b/w turns 1 & 2 of the oval- turns 12- 13? If you are, they don't sell those b/c those seats suck for the roadcourse. Attendance is expected to be around/over 130,000... more than last yr. The mood at the race was clear, keep the USGP!
PaddockTalk

[Edited 2006-07-03 18:33:29]

25 Post contains images Slider : Nice race by Schumacher! Good to see a race again, but I'm glad I didn't go. I made that pledge after the tire debacle last year. For those who haven'
26 Senliture : Yes I am talking about those seats. But why are they bad for roadcourse?
27 Post contains images Tiger119 : - What does ESPN have to do with anything? News Corp has (had) the television rights to the USGP in the U.S. - I was in Stand E and it was pretty ful
28 Nosedive : Pretty much, but Tower Terrace, the seats on the right hand side of the USGP frontstrech after the start-finish line, have got to be worse. You see t
29 BA757 : What the hell is a Jumbo-Tron? I am seriously considering a trip to the USGP next year (If we have one), then I can combine it with a few days in Chi
30 Post contains links and images Nosedive : A giant TV screen that usually shows the live feed at a sporting event. You know, the thing that shows you the replay JPM and Kimi bumping into one a
31 Post contains links and images Tiger119 : - Are those seats covered by an overhang or are you in the sun all day? - They are large ( AND I MEAN VERY LARGE ) television screens that show the a
32 BA757 : Thanks guys! Why can't you just call them TV's! One of them in Monaco was huge! Does it have to be direct from them? Can you not buy them from other
33 Post contains images Nosedive : Other vendors should have then, but then you're prolly paying middle man fees. And you can always scalp a ticket   Nope! Have fun in the sun![Edited
34 Post contains images Tiger119 : - As said, it is cheaper to buy from either the box office or from someone off the street during the weekend. Also, checkout their website to see wha
35 BA757 : Thanks guys. The USGP is probably one of the cheapest races of the season to go to, even in if you factor in a flight across the pond. I am seriously
36 Post contains images Tiger119 : - Count me in David
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